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David Guetta - "Without You"

Cover version of the song by David Guetta. 

 

Questions to answer:-

 

1)  What string technique is first used in this video?  (11 sec)

2)  What string technique is used to play the melody at 37 secs?

3)  What Italian word best describes the tempo?

4)  Name the string instrument that features along with at least 2 other instruments you hear or see?

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - "Meet the String Section"

Grant Llewellyn, conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales introduces the Strings section of the orchestra and the instruments that are within the String family.

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Viva La Vida by Coldplay for 5 Cellos - String Theory

Listen to this lovely version of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and answer the questions below...

 

1) What concept best describes the short repeated phrase that is heard at the beginning and throughout the piece?

2) Which Italian word best describes the tempo?

3) How many beats are there in a bar?

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The Sitar

1) Which country does this instrument come from?

2) What instrument can be heard accompanying the sitar at different points of this video?

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String Quartet playing Beethoven

The Borealis String Quartet perform the final movement of Beethoven's String Quartet Opus 59 No. 3.

 

Questions to answer:-

 

1) Write down the names of the instruments in the order that they appear.

2) What playing technique do all the musicians use?

3) Which Italian concept that best describes the tempo?

4) How many beats are there in a bar?

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"Pizzicato Polka" by Strauss

"Pizzicato Polka" by Johann Straus, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The Banjo - "Sleepy Man" by Banjo Boys

1) What three instruments can you hear playing in this excerpt?

2) Which Italian concept best describes the tempo?

3) How many beats are there in a bar?

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